Jeff Zito

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James Hetfield, Jason Newstead, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, November 30, 2000.

40 years ago, Metallica was founded when singer James Hetfield answered drummer Lars Ulrich’s classified ad and ended up with a career that changed his life.

According to Loudwire, this Labor Day, Carhartt and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation recreated that 1981 ad to invite a few passionate job seekers to a stage building workshop, where they could learn skills that could change their lives.

In 2021, Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation expanded their nationwide Scholars program to include 23 community colleges (including local Florida schools like Polk State College, and Valencia College.) and plan to donate $1.6 Million.

All sales from Carhartt on Labor Day will go to the AWMH scholar’s program.  These scholarships will directly support people interested in learning the trades & filling essential jobs as skilled workers.

Since 2019, The Metallica Scholars program has served over 1,000 students at community colleges across the US.  After the first year, the Metallica Scholars Initiative demonstrated extraordinary results including job placement rates exceeding 90%.



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